Annie Strack Calendar of Events

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Weekly Painting Classes in our Studio in Kennett Square!
Sign up now for weekly classes! Each half-day (9:30 - 11:45 am) class meets for 4 weeks on Wednesdays. Send an email to reserve your place in upcoming classes. $137 per person for 4 classes.  

I can add a class or a workshop just for you and your friends! Up to 10 people in my studio, or up to 25 people in an accommodating venue. Workshop organizers attend free of charge -- ask me for details about how you can book a workshop or class! 

Don't want to share my attentions with other students? No problem! Private one-on-one lessons are also available for individual students. $28 per hour, in my studio.  

There are several great wineries and breweries near my studio -- feel free to byob of your favorite libations to classes and workshops! 

Special  Events for 2017
New shows and events are continuously added, check back often for the latest updates.

January 10, -- "Social Media Made Simple!" 1-day workshop in my Kennett Square Studio. Learn how to improve your business and sell more art through positive interaction with potential and current customers on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Pinterest, Linked In, Instagram, G+, Blogs, and more! Make your posts go viral and get people talking about your business all over the internet! wi-fi is available, so bring your laptop and mobile devices! 9:30 am - 2pm. Lunch included, $58 per person.  Email me to register. SOLD OUT

January 12 - March 2, Watercolor: Tips and Secrets for Creating Better Paintings! This 8 week course meets on Thursday mornings from 10 - 12:30 pm at the Community Arts Center in Walingford, PA. Tuition is $235. Students in this class will learn the tips and secrets from a professional Master Artist to transform ordinary subjects into extraordinary paintings! My classes always sell out fast, so be sure to register earlySOLD OUT

February 7, - 1-day watercolor workshop in our Kennett Square Studio -- "Tropical Island Getaway!" Escape the winter doldrums by painting warm tropical landscapes in the luxurious comfort of my spacious studio. Learn to paint the transparency of the Caribbean waters and the warm light of the tropical beaches. Create a painting that is so inviting you'll feel that you can step right into it and get a suntan. 9:30am-2pm. Lunch included, $58 per person. Email me to registerSOLD OUT

February 28, - 1-day workshop in our Kennett Square Studio -- "Winter Landscapes!' Learn how to paint snowy scenes and northern landscapes in my bright warm studio. This is a great way to prepare for winter plein air painting events, without getting cold and wet! Learn how to use colors and values in your whites to make your snow scenes come alive! 9:30am-2pm. Lunch included, $58 per person. Email me to register. SOLD OUT

March 4, - Jury for Baltimore Watercolor Society Signature Members. 
March 18, - Watercolor Painting Workshop for the Art Educators of New Jersey, 8:30am - 3pm. Room 437, Instructional Center at Rowan College at Gloucester County College. New Jersey Teacher Professional Development Certificates are available for attendees. For more info call or email President of AENJSouth Jan Narducci at (856) 401-7780. (This workshop is SOLD OUT, wait list only) 

March 25, - Watercolor Painting Workshop for the Baltimore Watercolor Society. BWS members $60, non-members $65. 10:30am - 4pm at the Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, Maryland. This workshop is limited to only 15 people and will fill up fast, so get your name on the list early! SOLD OUT

April 4,"Fun Abstract Techniques in Watercolor!" -- a one-day watercolor workshop in my Kennett Square studio! 9:30 - 2 pm. $58 per person, lunch is included. Email me to register. In this workshop you will learn new techniques for pouring color, spattering, lifting, stamping, stenciling, and a whole lot more! Bring your usual watercolor supplies and paper, and any old "failed" paintings that you want to recycle! SOLD OUT

April 15, - Plein Air Painting Demonstration for the Audubon Society, at John James Audubon's Mill Grove Farm, Audubon, Pennsylvania. I'm be demonstrating with both oils and watercolors from 10am - 2pm. Come watch me paint at this beautiful and historic property! 

April 21, -- Grand Opening Celebration of the AC Moore flagship store, 100 South Broad St., Philadelphia. Festivities begin 10:30 am. Demos and prizes! 

May 1 – 8, -- Watercolor PaintingWorkshop – Costa Brava, Spain! This workshop is SOLD OUT! We’ll be painting the fishing villages and beaches of the Spanish coast, along with rustic castles, botanical gardens, and medieval villages. Great food and wine, wonderful tours, and fabulous painting! 

May 20 - 21, - Chester County Studio Tour. Come visit me in my Kennett Square Studio! 105 Kabob Lane, Kennett Square. Painting demonstrations, door prizes, and more all weekend long at this free event! Artists Carrie Barcomb, Jeanne Bruneau, Tom Dempsey, and Karen Frattali are also selling their paintings and prints at my studio for this event. There are are a hundred artists exhibiting on this tour, and I'm lucky to have the best ones showing their paintings in my studio! 

June 2, - Amsterdam Acrylics demonstrations at Plaza Art Stores! First up is Washington, DC, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Followed by the Fairfax, Virginia, store from 3 pm to 5 pm. Come out and learn all about acrylic painting techniques and use of the many various mediums available to artists, and try some for yourself! 

June 3, - Amsterdam Acrylics demonstrations at Plaza Art Stores! Today I'll be at the Towson, Maryland, store from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Followed by the Baltimore store from 3 pm t0 5 pm. I'll have some samples to share and some special discounts on products at all four stores during these events! 

June 13, - Paper Making Workshop! Learn how to make your own papers, using recycled materials, cotton rag lint, and organic materials. Learn how to create textures, add sizing, dyes, and methods of dying and pressing papers. Learn to create ornamental papers and traditional papers for art surfaces! 9:30 - 2pm in our Kennett Square studio, lunch included. $74 per person, includes materials. 

June 24, - Judging the Salem County Senior Art Show, Woodstown, New Jersey. 

June 26, - Watercolor Painting Demonstration for the Salem County Art League, Woodson, New Jersey. Come watch me paint a watercolor seascape from start to finish! I explain my processes in great detail during my painting demonstrations, just like in my classes and workshops! Learn how I mix colors, plan a composition, use values, manipulate the properties of pigments, use different types of brushes for effects, and more! I'll be bringing some of my DVDs and some free samples of art supplies from my generous sponsors to give away, so you won't want to miss it! Free admission, 7:15 pm, at the John Fenwick Commons Auditorium located at 1 Friends Drive in the Friends Village at Woodstown, 1150 Route 40, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098 

July -- No events will be scheduled for July.

Aug 3 - Sept 7, - Every Thursday, Watercolor Summer School in the Studio and en Plein Air. Email me to register! 

August 26, - Watercolor Workshop for the Salem County Art League

Sept 12, - Plein Air Painting Workshop, 9:30 - 3:30 pm at the Community Arts Center, Walingford, PA. Students will learn how to break through the confusion of choosing a plein air painting subject, and learn how to plan a landscape composition by eliminating distractions and focusing on their subjects. They will learn how to capture light and shadow in their paintings, and how to see the landscape in simplified shapes of colors and values. They will learn how to mix colors with a limited palette, and depict a variety of trees and other landscape elements using pen and ink and watercolors. They will learn how to use values, colors, and a variety of perspective techniques to create depth and dimension in paintings. Students will learn how to sketch quick value studies, and add buildings, architectural elements, and gestural figures to the landscape to create drama and interest in their paintings. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated, and students will receive lots of hands-on individual instruction and critique. 

Sept 17, - RAIN DATE for the Plein Air Painting Workshop at the Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

Oct 14 - 15, - Painting Demonstrations and Make it - Take it workshops during the annual Hands On Creativity expo at the Plaza Artist Supply store in Towson, Maryland! Get your creative juices flowing! I'll be conducting Free demos, hands-on painting workshops, and giving away free samples! 11am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday!

Oct 16 - 22, - Plein Air Brandywine Valley. Ticketed preview party on Friday, Oct 20. Exhibit is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 21 - 22 at Winterthur Estate and Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware. 

Nov 9 - 12, - Art of the Carolinas. Jerry's Artarama's Annual Trade Show and Expo, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Nov 17 - 18, - Unionville Art Gala! Friday 6-9pm, and Saturday 11-4pm at the Unionville High School, Unionville, PA. Kick off your holiday shopping with special sale prices on original paintings! 

Special Events for 2018

Aug 26 - Sept 4, - Plein Air Painting Workshop in Provence, France! Join me for a week of painting in southern France with Provence Art Experience. This workshop is limited to just 12 people, so be sure to sign up early before it’s “sold out!” Click on the photo to open the full brochure for this workshop, with photos and descriptions of the villas, painting locations, and full itinerary!

Provence Art Experience

DATES TBA: Watercolor Painting Workshop at Cheap Joe's in Boone, North Carolina! Dates TBA. Watch this site for more details soon!


My TV show, "Painting Seascapes in Watercolor" is now being shown on over 190 television stations worldwide! Check your local cable listings to see broadcast times in your area!

I'd love to come teach a workshop in your town! Please tell your local artist organizations and art centers to contact me for current prices! Besides being educationally enriching, my workshops are successfully used by artist organizations as fundraisers to generate significant income!

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